Mumbai: Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated across the country today. Everyone, from ordinary citizens to celebrities, was seen dedicating the day to Ganpati Bappa. Bollywood stars do not hold themselves back on such occasions. Many of them not only brought Lord Ganesha home but also worshipped the deity, followed by uploading of photographs of the same on social media. Actress Sara Ali Khan has been trolled for sharing the picture with Ganapathi Bappa.
It so happened that Sara shared a picture of herself with a murti of Lord Ganesha on Instagram. In the picture, she is seen in a red salwar-suit. Sharing this picture on Instagram, Sara congratulated her fans on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in the caption. She wrote, “Ganpati Bappa Morya!! May Ganesh Ji remove all your obstacles, and fill your year with laughter, positivity and success.”
No sooner did Sara post this, a band of Muslim users of social media began trolling her incessantly. A certain “ierumtahir” wrote to Sara, reminding Sara of Muharram, “Sorry, be a Muslim and consider Muharram.”
An “emanshah682” wrote, “Damn it! You do all this despite being a Muslim?”
Another Muslim user malik_waleed_4315 wrote, “What can this statue of clay do?”
Yet another user of that religion, hina.zia wrote, “Oh, what all Muslims need to do in India in order to just live in that country!”
Apart from this, many social media users reacted to the Instagram post of Sara.
Many other film stars were all decked up for Ganesh Chaturthi, which started today (2 September) in Maharashtra where it is a 10-day long festival. Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty arrived in Chinchpokli in Mumbai on Sunday to get herself the statue of Ganpati Bappa. Actor Vivek Oberoi brought Ganpati Bappa to his house.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across the country, but it has special significance in Maharashtra. For the ten days of festivities devoted to Lord Ganesha, the giver of accomplishments according to the Hindu faith, many film stars come home with the idol of Ganesha and worship. This includes Muslim and Christian members of the fraternity, who are not known to take dictums of religions seriously.
Other than the Kapoor family of Bollywood, the country’s most famous industrialist Mukesh Ambani and all his family members are known to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with aplomb.